Alexey Chernigin was born in 1975 in Nizhny Novgorod.
He studied painting and graphic design at the Nizhny Novgorod Art College (1990-1994). Then the artist graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering with a degree in Industrial Design (1994 - 2000).
Since 1998 he is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
From 2001 to 2017, Chernigin taught at the Humanities and Art Institute at the Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the Department of Interior Design.
He is engaged in painting, graphics and interior design. Alex is a regular participant of his personal, regional, Russian and international exhibitions.
His works are located in private and gallery collections in Russia and abroad.
"The charm of painting is that for us it is an infinite hieroglyph, multivalued and unsolved mystery. Snatching a part of reality, the artist encloses it in exactly defined limits, but in such a way that the snatched piece acts like an explosion, and opens a window into an incomparably larger reality. In painting there is some inexplicable primitive magic, internal energy, which is ready to break out like a compressed spring.It overcomes two-dimensionality, muteness and all other limits. True painting is an expression of the inexpressible, when the innermost begins to emerge through everyday reality, when a face becomes a face, a tree becomes a tree, and a door becomes a gate."